Although CornerStone can repair a building's foundation, if any preexisting drainage problems aren't resolved, foundation problems can return. That's why CornerStone Foundation also specializes in drainage system installation, including area drains, French drains, and other solutions. We have years of experience in Dallas drainage system installations.
Drainage systems are used to provide moisture control at the supporting soil to minimize foundation movement. Specifically, drainage systems:
move trapped water away from the foundation
trap and remove excess underground water
prevent support soil from eroding away from your foundation
Area Drains Systems and Installation
Area drains are used to drain low areas where water collects and supersaturates the soil, causing uneven foundation movement. If low areas cannot be filled, CornerStone replaces drain heads at the lowest points where water stands and an underground pipe system carries the water away.
French Drains Systems and Installation
French drains are specially designed trenches where a perforated pipe wrapped in a special cloth that prevents soil and debris from clogging the drain holes. The pipe is covered in gravel. French drains are widely used to prevent surface runoff and ground water from saturating major foundation areas.
Swales Systems and Installation
Swales are gently sloping trenches used to drain large quantities of run-off water. If the property has enough slope, swales are simpler and less expensive alternatives to area and French drains.